Sam Smith

Samuel Frederick Smith, popularly known as Sam Smith, was born on May 19, 1992. Smith is an English singer and songwriter. They have been under the spotlight since the breakout global success of their debut album and built off their success with a row of hit singles. At the age of 22, they already had chart-busting albums to their name, along with several successful collaborations with top artists. As with any artist of their caliber, fans want to know everything about them. So, what are we waiting for, let’s jump right in!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Samuel Frederick Smith

Nickname:

Sam

Birth date:

May 19, 1992

Age:

30

Zodiac Sign:

Taurus

Height:

6' 0"

Relationship Status:

Single

Net Worth:

$40 million

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Background

Samuel Frederick Smith, popularly known as Sam Smith, was born in Cambridgeshire, England, to Kate Cassidy and Frederick Smith, on May 19, 1992. Their pronouns are they/them, and they identify as non-binary. Their father worked as a truck driver and greengrocer, and their mother was a banker. Their parents prod them to sing after Smith sang a cover of Whitney Houston’s ‘My Love Is Your Love.’ Following vocal training, Smith started performing in regional theater shows. Additionally, he participated in a jazz ensemble, the Cantate Youth Choir, and Bishop’s Stortford Junior Operatics, now known as Bishops Stortford Musical Theatre Society.

Smith and their family relocated to London when he was 18 to pursue new opportunities. Their collaboration with Disclosure on the song ‘Latch,’ which featured the singer’s ethereal falsetto, gave them their first major break. The song naturally got popular right away. Then, in 2013, Smith issued their debut album, “In the Lonely Hour.” The difficulties the vocalist had in their personal life as a homosexual man served as inspiration for the record. They tweeted in 2009 that they identify as non-binary and that their pronouns are they/them.

They have worked with several notable musicians throughout the years, including Calvin Harris, Normani, Clean Bandit, Timbaland, and Summer Walker. The Brit Awards, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, Golden Globe, four Grammys, and an Oscar are just a few of the honors Smith has received. Smith has had a remarkable career thus far, and it appears as if things can only get better.

Career timeline

2008
They Begin Their Career

Smith releases two singles and begins their musical career.

2012
Their Career Breakthrough

Smith appears on Disclosure's single ‘Latch,’ which peaks at number 11 on the U.K. Singles Charts.

2014
They Finds Fame

"In the Lonely Hour," their debut studio album, debuts at number one on the U.K. Albums Charts and number two on the Billboard 200, subsequently rising to become the second-highest selling record in the United States.

2015
They Win Four Grammys

Smith receives four Grammy Awards for ‘Best Pop Vocal Album,’ ‘Best New Artist,’ ‘Song of the Year,’ and ‘Record of the Year.’

2016
Their Soaring Success

Smith wins a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for the song, ‘Writing’s on the Wall.’

Why We Love Sam Smith

  1. Their voice

    There is no doubt that the singer has an angelic voice. Their songs have the power to melt even the coldest hearts, and their high falsetto notes and control are simply outstanding.

  2. They are open about their sexuality

    Since they stepped into the spotlight, Smith has been public about their sexuality. They admitted in an interview that they had always been gay and that they even came out when they were just four years old. The singer has never hidden their sexual orientation and is still very confident in who they are.

  3. They turn heartache into art

    Their powerful voice calls out to the forsaken, the rejected, and the bereft, announcing itself as the avatar of romantic despair. During their Grammy acceptance speech, Smith even thanked their ex-boyfriend for their four Grammys.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Their main influences

    Smith cites Amy Winehouse and Adele as their primary influences.

  2. Their world records

    In 2015, they broke two Guinness World Records: their debut album broke the record for the longest weeks spent consecutively in the U.K. top 10, and their song for the James Bond film “Spectre” became the first Bond theme to top the charts in the U.K.

  3. Their relation to Alfie and Lily Allen

    Smith is the third cousin of Alfie and Allen.

  4. Their life before fame

    Smith worked at a bar before making it big in music.

  5. They love getting inked

    Smith has several tattoos: an Egyptian symbol on their hand, an equality sign on their ring finger, a promising logo, and the word ‘honesty’ on their forearm.

Sam Smith FAQs

Who is Sam Smith dating?

There is no information on the artist’s love life; they are currently single.

Did Sam Smith have vocal surgery?

Yes. The surgery was performed by Dr. Steven Zeitels, who has carried out the same procedure on Adele, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, and Lionel Richie. According to the hospital, Smith’s condition was the result of unstable blood vessels in their vocal cords.

What is special about Sam Smith?

Smith has a mellifluous voice and their songs explore the various notions and shades of romantic love. The artist has also redefined soul music.

Sam Smith’s birthday dates

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